Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher has announced that backup quarterback Sean Maguire will now be starting over Everett Golson for the Noles.
Florida State fans were not impressed with Golson’s performance Saturday against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Golson was given the starting quarterback position for the game against the Wolfpack, but was taken out after his third turnover. FSU was trailing 17-7 at the end of the first quarter, at which point Coach Fisher took Golson out. Once Maguire entered the game, things started to turn around for the Noles. Maguire connected with receivers Kermit Whitfield and Jesus Wilson to spark the passing game. Maguire was able to erase the 10-point deficit by throwing for 231 yards and two touchdowns.
Coach Fisher says he hopes that Maguire keeps up the good work through the rest of the season.
Maguire and Golson have traded playing time throughout the season. At the beginning of the Noles season, Golson was put in as starting quarterback for the first seven games until he suffered a concussion after FSU’s game against Notre Dame. Maguire started in the two games after Golson was diagnosed with a concussion. After some time off, Coach Fisher announced that Golson would be the team’s starter for the N.C. State game but his ineffective performace in the first quarter led way to Maguire’s take-over.
The Noles are now 8-2 after their win against N.C. State. They are set to play Chattanooga this Saturday in Tallahassee at 3pm. The Seminoles end their season with an away game against #8 Florida. While the game against Chattanooga should be a cake-walk for the Noles, their game against Florida will be a challenge that will determine a lot for starting quarterback Sean Maguire and the Noles’ postseason status.